Welcome to Grant's Heavenly Top Ten. Well, we are quickly approaching the special day when we pay homage to mom. If you've ever had a mom, and there is a good chance that you have, there is an equally good chance that she had a few pet saying for you. You know what I mean, things like — "Don't you look at me like that!" Or, "I'll wipe that smile off your face, young man!" Well, with that in mind, I began to wonder if these sayings had a long history of use. Imagine my surprise when I found out that they did! So, without further adieu, the late April, early May 1998 Edition of the Heavenly Top Ten, is:
“Top Ten Sayings
Of Biblical Mothers”
- Samson! Get your hand out of that lion. You don't know where it's been! (Judges 14:5-8)
- David! I told you not to play in the house with that sling! Go practice your harp. We pay good money for those lessons!
- Abraham! Stop wandering around the countryside and get home for supper!
- Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego! I told you never to play with fire!
- Cain! Get off your brother! You're going to kill him some day!
- Noah! No, you can't keep them! I told you, don't bring home any more strays!
- Gideon! Have you been hiding in that wine press again? Look at your clothes! (Judges 6:11)
- James and John! No more burping contests at the dinner table, please. People are going to call you the sons of thunder! (Mark 3:17)
- Judas! Have you been in my purse again?!
- And the number one
biblical saying of mothers is:
- Jesus! Stop working on that old wood and come in and eat! You'd spend you life on that wood, if your father asked ya to!*
* Please note that the word "spend" isn't used in the sense of time,
but in the sense of "giving his all"; "being poured out".
The Heavenly Top Ten is intended to be a fun look at
issues of faith and fellowship. It should not be considered a serious treatment
any of the topics presented.